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Carthage Area Hospital Partners with Wellness Network for Postpartum Education on the Newborn Channel

In-Room Televisions Seamlessly Become
Valuable Resources for Mothers and Families

The Newborn Channel is now available for maternity patients and their families at Carthage Area Hospital. The network transforms in-hospital televisions to powerful educational resources that offer essential newborn and parenting information to help prepare new moms when they need it most.

Whether first-time or seasoned parents, mothers and their families can enjoy easy access to highly trusted, professionally endorsed content on topics such as infant and mom care, siblings and family living, work-life balance, breastfeeding and infant nutrition, and much more. Important safety education is also available, including topics like car seat safety, smoking cessation, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and more.

Programs and transcripts from the Newborn Channel are also available for new parents on demand before, during and after their hospital stay.

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“The Newborn Channel helps supplement our patient education efforts,” said Carthage Hospital Obstetrics Nurse Manager Mindi Beebe, RN, BSN. “Because it is always available, our nursing and education staff is able to recommend quality, timely education when new parents need it most.”

Educational content on the Newborn Channel is overseen and reviewed by a Medical Advisory Board, which works diligently to ensure all content is up-to-date and presented in a clear and understandable way for patients and their families.

“The Newborn Channel’s baby care and postpartum programming is available in more than 1,000 U.S. hospitals,” said Dave Ross, chief operating officer of The Wellness Network. “Having a baby, especially the first time, can be a little scary for new parents. Our videos are meant to help demystify diapering, feeding, and caring for both mom and baby. Moms and dads can view programs and talk to the hospital’s educators with their questions before they return home on their own with their new baby.”

Visit thenewbornchannel.com to learn more about the Newborn Channel.

Carthage Area Hospital’s obstetrics unit this year celebrates the 10th anniversary of a major renovation that transformed its patient rooms into six private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites and two observation suites. Each suite also contains a private bath and shower as well as a daybed for spouses and loved ones to comfortably stay in the room while mothers and newborns recover. Three suites contain whirlpool bathtubs, in which women may labor, while five have private stand-up showers.

About Carthage Area Hospital

Carthage Area Hospital was established as a not-for-profit rural community hospital in 1965. It operates today as a fully accredited 25-bed Critical Access Hospital, serving approximately 83,000 residents in Jefferson, northern Lewis and southern St. Lawrence counties.

The hospital also operates a network of community-based clinics, including its Family Health Center, Pediatric Clinic and Women’s Way to Wellness and provides a range of specialty care, including general surgery, orthopedics, urology, physical therapy and behavioral health. Visit carthagehospital.com to learn more.